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Chelsea clear to make January signings after transfer ban ruling by Cas

Ban imposed by Fifa for breaking transfer regulationsChelsea’s two-window ban was due to cover JanuaryChelsea’s transfer ban has been halved by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing them to make signings in January.A penalty imposed by Fifa was …

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Chelsea set for transfer window appeal but will be kept waiting for ruling

• Cas likely to announce in December whether ban overturned• Leicester’s Ben Chilwell among targets when signings possibleChelsea are unlikely to hear until December whether their two-window transfer ban will be overturned by the court of arbitration f…

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Arsène Wenger lands new Fifa role as head of global football development

• Former Arsenal manager to oversee progress at all levels• Wenger had been linked with Bayern Munich vacancyArsène Wenger has taken up a new role with Fifa as its chief of global football development, the game’s world governing body has announced. Wen…

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Liverpool to play twice in two days in Carabao and Fifa Club World Cups

• Klopp will split squad to cope with fixture pile-up next month• Club assure EFL will field team consistent with earlier roundsLiverpool will play two cup competitions on two continents in less than 24 hours next month after the EFL agreed to their re…

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Chelsea handed 20 November hearing for appeal against Fifa transfer ban

• Court of arbitration for sport to rule on two-window ban• Fifa committee found club committed 150 rule breachesChelsea’s appeal against a two-window transfer ban imposed by Fifa is to be considered by the court of arbitration for sport on 20 November…

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Emails about Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid appear to be for sale online

Anonymous Telegram account indicates emails for sale after reports emerge of dossier on how to bribe Fifa officialsAn anonymously run Telegram account has indicated that it wants to sell a tranche of emails relating to Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid, afte…

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Klopp threatens to forfeit Carabao Cup despite ‘special’ win over Arsenal – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has warned his team could forfeit their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie due to fixture congestion.The Reds reached the last eight with a shootout win over Arsenal, after Divock Origi’s 94th-minute equaliser made it 5-5 and …

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QPR ‘disgusted and embarrassed’ by Fifa and Uefa response to Spain walkout

• QPR abandoned summer tour game over alleged racism• Club ‘incredibly angry’ they are still waiting for a decisionQueens Park Rangers have accused Fifa and Uefa of “brushing racism under the carpet” as they wait to hear whether action will be taken ov…

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Fifa under fire after announcing China will host 24-team Club World Cup

• China chosen to host expanded tournament in 2021• Human rights organisations criticise decisionHuman rights organisations have condemned Fifa’s decision to stage a revamped version of the Club World Cup in China.World football’s governing body has co…

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Leading Afghan football official banned by Fifa in relation to sexual abuse

• Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada banned for five years• Aghazada failed to ‘report and prevent’ abuse of female playersThe former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation and current Asian Football Confederation executive committee member Saye…

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Iranian women allowed to watch football at stadium for first time in decades

Women free to watch World Cup qualifier after ban liftsThose attending in Tehran will be segregated from menIranian women will be able to enter a football stadium on Thursday for the first time in decades, after Fifa threatened to suspend the Islamic r…

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Cardiff to appeal to Cas after order to pay Emiliano Sala transfer fee

• Fifa ruled Cardiff must pay Nantes for striker• Sala was killed in plane crash in JanuaryCardiff City will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Fifa’s ruling that they must pay Nantes the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, the 28-year-ol…

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Cardiff to appeal to Cas after order to pay Emiliano Sala transfer fee

• Fifa ruled Cardiff must pay Nantes for striker• Sala was killed in plane crash in JanuaryCardiff City will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Fifa’s ruling that they must pay Nantes the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, the 28-year-ol…

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Football’s diverse landscape remains polluted by racists despite our outrage | Andrew Anthony

If the scourge of the game is to be stamped out, then Fifa cannot be soft on transgressorsL ast Monday Fifa’s The Best football awards were held at La Scala opera house in Milan. It was, as usual, an excruciating affair, full of turgid speeches and emb…

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Megan Rapinoe calls out racism and homophobia in Fifa acceptance speech

USA star named world’s best female player in Fifa ceremonySays footballers must use platforms to effect change in societyMegan Rapinoe used her platform as the newly crowned player of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards to speak out against racism and h…

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Lionel Messi’s enduring luminous talent marks him out as The Best

It is easy to become a little inured but his achievements are astonishing – 54 goals, the European golden boot and Champions League top-scorerWas it ever really in doubt? Lionel Messi is The Best: it’s official. On a night of pomp, power?play and delic…

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Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe named Fifa footballers of the year

• Jürgen Klopp won The Best men’s coach award• Jill Ellis takes the women’s coach of the year awardBarcelona’s Lionel Messi and the USA World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe have been crowned players of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards, held at the stunning…

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Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa win Fifa fair play award for Aston Villa game

Bielsa ordered team to let Villa equalise in crucial matchLeeds’ controversial opener sparked melee at Elland RoadLeeds United and their manager, Marcelo Bielsa, have won the 2019 Fifa Fair Play Award at the governing body’s annual award ceremony in Mi…

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The stars come out for the 2019 Fifa football awards in Milan – in pictures

Kylian Mbappé, Megan Rapinoe, Jürgen Klopp, Virgil Van Dijk, Lionel Messi and many more put on their best for the awards ceremony in Milan Continue reading…

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The Fiver | The possibility of a petulant diva strop is always on the cards

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Labelled “the hissing hooligans” by the Italian media, it could be argued the loggionisti are the ultras of the opera world. From their places in the cheap seats high in the gods of Milan’s La Scala, t…